William Barber was the fifth of the eight known children of Wenham Barber and his wife Elizabeth Walker of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
William Barber worked as a shepherd and lived at Camel Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire with his wife, family and her parents on the censuses between 1851 and 1871. Prior to this, his and his wife's family lived at Black Lake Bridge, Littleport, in 1841.
1814, Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
- Hannah Goltrip (1818-1895) on 26th July 1836 at Littleport church, Cambridgeshire.
- Goltrip Barber (1839-?)
- Joseph Barber (1840-?)
- Reuben Barber (1849-1932) married Elizabeth Dewsbury (1851-1923).
- William Barber (1854-?) married Hannah Parsons.
February 1877, aged 63 years.
13th February 1877 at Littleport, Cambridgeshire.